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Triumph of the Will

Eighty years ago this week, the National Socialist Party had just wrapped up its hugely successful rally at Nuremberg - the Reichsparteitag des Willens, or Rally of the Will. Unlike previous get-togethers, the 1934 rally produced a hit movie, one that cinéastes still watch with appalled fascination to this day. Its creator was a brilliant cinematographer and editor who could compose and edit anything - except, in the end, her own life. If only she'd been able to snip one problematic decade out ...

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A Se'nnight of Steyn, September 8-14

In case you missed it, here's the last seven days as seen by Mark

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Steyn on America

Coalition of the Unwilling

I was overseas when Obama gave his momentous Isis address, but figured I could pretty much guess how things would go. Despite being the greatest orator of the last thousand years, he's a complete bust at selling anything but himself, as comprehensively demonstrated in his first couple of years: see his rhetorical efforts on behalf of ObamaCare, or Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley, or Chicago's Olympics bid. When it comes to war, he suffers from an additional burden: before he can ...

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Kicking Sand in Obama's Face

Obama on August 29th: We are not taking military action to solve the Ukrainian problem... It is not in the cards for us to see a military confrontation between Russia and the United States in this region. Keep in mind, however, that I'm about to go to a NATO conference. Ukraine is not a member of NATO, but a number of those states that are close by are. And we take our Article Five commitments to defend each other very seriously. Steyn on August 29th: If you were the Estonian government, would ...

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Training Freeborn Peoples to be a Compliant Herd

Thanks for the kind and unkind words about my stint behind the Golden EIB Microphone on The Rush Limbaugh Show this week. You can sample a few moments from Wednesday's show here - with respect to hashtag foreign policy, missing Libyan jets and Ferguson, Missouri. ~Many listeners wanted to know more about my forthcoming Minneapolis appearance...

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If It Corks Like a Duck...

A few moments from Mark's guest-hosting stint on America's Number One radio show

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Defend Free Speech!

Michael E Mann Repudiates His Own Hockey Stick

One of the complicating factors of the upcoming Mann vs Steyn trial of the century (for which our exclusive courtroom merchandise is the must-wear look of the season) is that, as devoted climate courtier Aaron Huertas puts it, there are a lot of hockey sticks out there. So self-conferred Nobel Laureate and Big Climate enforcer Michael E Mann is at pains to emphasize that, when you rumble with Doctor Fraudpants, you'd better have your sticks in a row. From page 13 of his most recent court pleading with regard to my co-defendants at the Competitive Enterprise Institute...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

God Bless America

The following essay is adapted from Mark's book A Song For The Season: In the weeks after September 11th, several commentators wanted to know why everyone was singing "God Bless America" rather than the national anthem. The song was everywhere in those early days, and various musicologists were called upon to speculate learnedly on why this song had caught the public mood: Perhaps "The Star-Spangled Banner" requires too great a range, perhaps its complex use of melismas demands a professional ...

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Mark's Mailbox

Once More Into the Striped Hose...

Another week of lively letters from SteynOnline readers

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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